UK trade show Pure London is searching for the best independent retailers across the UK and Republic of Ireland that excel in business and drive change and innovation in the area of fashion and footwear.

The winner will be honored with the ‘Best of British’ award by Pure and the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB) to give recognition to the retailers’ hard work across all aspects of their business.

Retailers can be nominated via the Pure London website.  The nomination will be open to everyone, including independent retailers who are able to sign up themselves. The initial round of entries will close on Friday 9 January, 2015. A panel of judges will decide on a shortlist of finalists, who will be invited to attend the official awards event on Monday 9 February, 2015. The award will be divided by region with the exception of a dedicated ‘Footwear Retailer of the Year’ award, which will span across all regions.

“Independent retailers are the dynamic lifeblood of Pure London, representing almost 80% of our 11,000 strong audience each season. They are the most diverse, creative, committed and customer-oriented group of individuals and we are delighted to celebrate their contribution, region by region with these new awards at Pure London,” said Julie Driscoll, Portfolio Director for Pure London.

The next edition of Pure London will take place from 8-10 February 2015 at London Olympia, welcoming over 800 brands across womenswear, footwear and accessories.